Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Perfect Husband

And no, this isn't about mine, sorry. ;)

Remember earlier this summer when I read a book that I later found out was in the middle of a series? No, well it was Gone by Lisa Gardner, and I finally got around to reading the first book in that series, which is The Perfect Husband.

I must say that I like that the parts of series by Gardner I've read so far, don't go overboard (yet) on the main character they focus on.

So, The Perfect Husband is the first in the Quincy & Rainey series aka the FBI Profiler Series.

What would you do if the man of your dreams hides the soul of a killer?

Jim Beckett was everything she'd ever dreamed of...But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering ten women. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would come after her and make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped--and the most dangerous game of all begins....
After a lifetime of fear, Tess will do something she's never done before. She's going to learn to protect her daughter and fight back, with the help of a burned-out ex-marine. As the largest manhunt four states have ever seen mobilizes to catch Beckett, the clock winds down to the terrifying reunion between husband and wife. And Tess knows that this time, her only choices are to kill--or be killed.

Another reason I am glad that I read Gone earlier is the fact that you can tell Gardner has become a much better writer as she has continues.  This book had multiple errors and the cliches of, I'm super stubborn, no I'm more stubborn, I'm going to have hot sex with you because I'm angry, I'm going to jump in bed with a hot guy and forget all my male troubles was a bit much.

Yeah.  Get over that part and I liked the mystery.  Tess finds J.T. Dillon and wants him to train her to defend herself against Beckett.  Of course he is a brooding hot male who is stubborn but eventually helps her.  They of course fall gaga over each other. However, there is a deeper story into both of their messed up childhoods and it's very interesting what Mr. Jim Beckett does to not get caught.

I will continue reading on her series. ;)

What cliche totally ruins an otherwise good book for you?

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